Isolated Showers & Storms Thursday
Beautiful day across East Tennessee with partly cloudy skies and temperatures ranging in the lower 80s (1 pm). As we move into tonight, isolated to scattered showers/storms will find us. These will continue into Thursday, before drier air again returns tomorrow night and into Friday.
Looking at the severe potential tonight and into the first half of the day Thursday (mainly late morning to early afternoon), a marginal 1/5 risk is present. The primary concerns are damaging wind gusts but large hail can't be ruled out. Showers will be fairly isolated to scattered, so no widespread rainfall/activity is expected.
With drier air returning by the evening Thursday, very warm temperatures are in store for Friday. Highs will range from the upper 80s in the plateau to low and mid 90s across the valley. Looking at how this compares to seasonal norms, we will be running between 10 and 20 degrees above average. Keep your heat safety in mind as Friday and Saturday will be very warm and above normal.
Have a way to receive alerts if warnings are issued tomorrow. Activity will be few and far between and mainly across the northern half of the state, but the environment is conducive for a few isolated strong storms. Again, timing for these will be late morning to early afternoon, before drier and warmer air returns. View our video forecast below for more.
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